You know what you should be doing but no matter how hard you try you just can’t stick to the plan.
Health education is everywhere: Eat healthily, move more, reduce stress, get a good nights sleep, we’ve all been told this time and again. If health education alone was the answer 80% of chronic disease would be cured.
Health coaching is a collaborative approach where we work together to reach your health and wellness goals. Through a scientifically proven process, our conversations will lead you to find the motivation, determination, and commitment you need to live the life you deserve.
You’ll make this change for good this time, you will love this process, it is empowering, energizing and satisfying.
If you want to be a healthy weight, keep up with your kids, have the energy for travel and hobbies, sleep deeply and soundly, reconnect with loved ones and feel great in your body health coaching can benefit you.
What does health coaching involve?
We will start with an initial consultation which will last from 45-90 minutes. In this conversation, we will identify what your priorities are. What health and wellness means to you and what is motivating you. We then will begin to formulate a plan to move you towards your goals.
We will meet weekly for the first month and then every one to two weeks. After a while, some people might only prefer to check in once a month and increase the frequency of sessions if challenges arise such as around the holidays or with work and family pressures.
Between sessions, we can text and email to help you stay motivated and work through any roadblocks.
Is health coaching based on science?
My health coaching practice is based around the practices of motivational interviewing, goal setting, the neuroscience of habit formation, mindfulness and positive psychology. These have been researched with published studies in peer-reviewed scientific journals. See a short list of such articles at the bottom of this post.
Is health coaching expensive?
One on one health coaching with me cost $75-$125 per session you can see package rates at the bottom of the home page.
There is huge value in coaching and this is a temporary expense. I will coach you out of needing a coach. Through our sessions, you will learn how to coach yourself and eventually put me out of a job. This is how health coaching brings about life long change.
What would you pay to wake up every day with energy, feeling proud and strong in your body, a role model for those around you and able to step into life with joy and a sense of accomplishment?
The return on investment is high.
Some articles from the literature:
- Bodenheimer, T., & Handley, M. A. (2009). Goal-setting for behavior change in primary care: An exploration and status report. Patient Education and Counseling, 76(2), 174–180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2009.06.001
- Brandt, A. (2018). Science Proves That Gratitude Is Key to Well-Being Acting happy, coaxes one’s brain toward positive emotions. Retrieved from Psychology Today website: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mindful-anger/201807/science-proves-gratitude-is-key-well-being
- de Vibe, M., Solhaug, I., Tyssen, R., Friborg, O., Rosenvinge, J. H., Sørlie, T., & Bjørndal, A. (2013). Mindfulness training for stress management: a randomised controlled study of medical and psychology students. BMC Medical Education, 13, 107. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6920-13-107
- Ghorob, A. (2013). Health Coaching: Teaching Patients to Fish. Family Practice Management, 20(3), 40–42. Retrieved from https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p40.html
- Kivelä, K., Elo, S., Kyngäs, H., & Kääriäinen, M. (2014). The effects of health coaching on adult patients with chronic diseases: A systematic review. Patient Education and Counseling, 97(2), 147–157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2014.07.026
- Proyer, R. T., Gander, F., Wellenzohn, S., & Ruch, W. (2014). Positive psychology interventions in people aged 50–79 years: long-term effects of placebo-controlled online interventions on well-being and depression. Aging & Mental Health, 18(8), 997–1005. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2014.899978
- Thom, D. H., Wolf, J., Gardner, H., DeVore, D., Lin, M., Ma, A., … Saba, G. (2016). A Qualitative Study of How Health Coaches Support Patients in Making Health-Related Decisions and Behavioral Changes. Annals of Family Medicine, 14(6), 509–516. https://doi.org/10.1370/afm.1988
- Wenzel, M., Zahn, D., Rowland, Z., & Kubiak, T. (2016). The Benefits of Self-Set Goals: Is Ego Depletion Really a Result of Self-Control Failure? PloS One, 11(6), e0157009. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0157009
- Wolever, R. Q., Simmons, L. A., Sforzo, G. A., Dill, D., Kaye, M., Bechard, E. M., … Yang, N. (2013). A Systematic Review of the Literature on Health and Wellness Coaching: Defining a Key Behavioral intervention in Healthcare. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 2(4), 38–57. https://doi.org/10.7453/gahmj.2013.042